EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Croatia
Region: Zagrebačka županija; Kontinentalna Hrvatska; Hrvatska
Location of affected unit(s): Jakovlje


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 10
Group: AVIC

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-05-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 02-03-2020
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2020
Planned Job Creation: 600

Additional Information

The Austria manufacturer of aircraft components and systems FACC plans to build an automated digitised production complex in the business zone Jakovlje, around 30 kilometres west of Zagreb. The company chose between different locations in Central and Eastern Europe and ultimately decided on Zagreb. The plant will produce parts for aircraft and engine manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Rolls-Royce, employing 600 people. The investment is worthy of €33 million.

The complex is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 with production of parts from the complex starting in 2021. FACC wants to grow and be innovative. Therefore, the company intends to work on strengthening the expertise of its employees, adding that Zagreb offers them a highly qualified workforce.

Moreover, it needs to be mentioned that FACC is a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned company AVIC. FACC employs some 3,400 workers from 38 countries at 13 sites around the world.